Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
It is as if Homer not only chronicled the siege of Troy, but conducted the siege as well. As if Shakespeare set his play writing aside to lead the English against the Armada.
Shakespeare was the Homer, or father of our dramatic poets;Jonson was theVirgil, the pattern of elaborate writing; I admire him, but I love Shakespeare.john dryden
Indignor quandoque bonus dormitat Homerus. I am vexed when the worthy Homer nods.
Helen, did Homer never see Thy beauties, yet could write of thee?Ben Jonson
More proof that trusting the Feds to protect our information is like hiring Homer Simpson to guard the donuts.robert x. cringely
Seven cities warred for Homer being dead,Who living had no roofe to shrowd his head.thomas heywood
In poetry there are two giants, rough Homer and fine Shakespere. In music likewise we have two giants, Beethoven, the thinker, and the superthinker Berlioz.modest mussorgsky
Future ages will wonder at us, as the present age wonders at us now. We do not need the praises of a Homer, or of anyone else whose words may delight us for the moment, but the estimation of facts will fall short of what is really true.Pericles
"My brain reels," moaned Homer the man. " Reality melts away."r. a. lafferty
Homer himself must beg if he want means, and as by report sometimes he did "go from door to door and sing ballads, with a company of boys about him."robert burton
I can no more believe old Homer blind, Than those who say the sun hath never shined; The age wherein he lived was dark, but he Could not want sight who taught the world to see.
When you come down to it, has there ever been a genuine polytheism? Even Homer supposes a sort of fundamental unity of the divine that permits the gods to identify themselves as gods, even when they dwell far from one another ( Odyssey 5.79ff.). What the [monotheistic] revelations bring is, rather, the end of a "cosmotheism" that makes no radical distinction between the divine and the physical.
In poetry there are two giants, rough Homer and fine Shakespere. In music likewise we have two giants, Beethoven , the thinker, and the superthinker Berlioz .
Seven cities warr'd for Homer being dead, Who living had no roofe to shroud his head.thomas heywood
As learned commentators view In Homer more than Homer knew.
Oft in one wide expanse had I been told That deep-browed Homer ruled as his demesne; Yet never did I breathe its pure serene Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold: Then felt I like some watcher of the skies When a new planet swims into his ken.john keats
Mr. Gladstone read Homer for fun, which I thought served him right.